Table 1

Right vs. left feet similarities regarding pain characteristics and sensory functions for the 32 torture victims and the 14 controls
Pain intensity VAS Pain area %of foot sole MDT target force CDT WDT CPT HPT PPT Wind-up at 0.3 Hz Wind-up at 1.0 Hz
Torture victims right/left feet
Pearson correlation (p-value) 0.798 (<0.001) 0.730 (<0.001) 0.525 (0.002) 0.847 (<0.001) 0.783 (<0.001) 0.809 (<0.001) 0.738 (<0.001) 0.818 (<0.001) 0.036 (0.053) 0.724 (<0.001)
Student’s t-test p-value 0.104 0.229 0.108 0.386 0.281 0.413 0.315 0.529 0.215 0.088
Controls right/left feet
Pearson correlation (p-value) 0.841 (<0.001) 0.824 (<0.001) 0.550 (0.041) 0.817 (<0.001) 0.726 (0.003) 0.920 (<0.001) 0.643 (0.013) 0.944 (<0.001)
Student’s t-test p-value 0.170 0.897 0.312 0.065 0.646 0.147 0.981 0.158

VAS, visual analogue scale; MDT, mechanical detection threshold; CDT, cold detection threshold; WDT, warm detection threshold; CPT, cold pain threshold; HPT, heat pain threshold; PPT, pressure pain threshold; Wind-up mm at 0.3 Hz (mean pre/post difference in pain intensity VAS mm after wind-up stimulation at 0.3 Hz); Wind-up mm at 1.0 Hz (mean pre/post difference in pain intensity VAS mm after wind-up stimulation at 1.0 Hz).

Prip et al.

Prip et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:39   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-39

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